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Volume 37, Number 2

Summer 2001 Cover
On the cover: Wetzel & Tyler Railway trolley car No. 11 in the early 1900’s. Photograph courtesy of the Paden City Public Library, O.O. Brown Collection. Our story begins on page 10.

Published by the
STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA

Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor

Kay Goodwin, Secretary
Department of Education and the Arts

Randall Reid-Smith, Commissioner
Division of Culture and History

John Lilly, Editor

Kim Johnson,
Editorial Assistant

Cornelia Crews Alexander
Circulation Manager

A.C. Designs
Publication Design

Summer 2011

2 Letters from Readers
6 GOLDENSEAL Good-Byes
8 Current Programs • Events • Publications
10 Wetzel & Tyler Railway
By Borgon Tanner
16 The Bethany Trolley
By Laura L. Cramblet and Mort Gamble
24 Baseball Crazy in Doddridge County
By Duane Ellifritt
30 Coleman’s Fish
A Great Catch in Wheeling
By Carl E. Feather
37 Bad Luck on the Middle Fork
By John Payne
43 Arden
Willie Nestor Recalls Life in a Barbour County Town
By Richard S. Bailey
48 Surviving the Tough Times in Decota
By Jennifer Mosley
54 Hard Work Was a Must
Chaney Boone’s Braxton County Farm
By Elesse D. White
59 Sharp’s Store
100 Years of Nostalgia in Pocahontas County
By Carl E. Feather
66 West Virginia Back Roads
Selling Daylilies in Bunker Hill
By Carl E. Feather
68 New Books Available
By John Lilly

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